*Picture shows the above doctors -Dr Pradip Singh,IMA,Jharkhand, Secretary Dr Rajesh Singh,Secretary,AHPI, Dr Shambhu Prasad Singh, Secretary, IMA Ranchi, Dr RS Das, Chairman, HBI and Dr Nitesh Priya, former Secretary, IMA Ranchi with CM Hemant Soren inside CM’s official residence in Ranchi.

Following submission of a memorandum by a joint delegation of IMA Jharkhand Ranchi, AHPI Jharkhand and JHASA, who met him at CM’s official residence in Ranchi on Saturday, the Chief Minister Hemant Soren is learnt to have expressed his desire to consider their suggestion sympathetically to admit and treat COVID-19 and non- COVID-19 patients separately.

In fact, the delegation apprised the Chief Minister about ensuring the treatment of Covid and non-Covid patients in different hospitals and made some suggestions through a memorandum. 

Also, the delegation appreciated the “effective steps” taken by the state government led by Soren to provide beds and other medical facilities in hospitals.

The Chief Minister assured the delegation to consider their suggestion regarding the treatment of Covid and non-Covid patients separately in the state on the ground that they have to keep ‘social distance” from each other. 

Earlier, with an increasing number of beds for COVID-19 patients, the state health department had unlisted private hospitals for this purpose. Many of these private hospitals, each carrying single entry and exit gate, were packed with non -COVID-19 patients.

This is why perhaps doctors/representatives under the banner of IMA, AHPI and JHSA met the CM and sought withdrawal of its decision to turn private hospitals as COVID-19 centres.

On the occasion, Dr. Pradip Singh, Secretary, IMA Jharkhand, Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Secretary, AHPI, Dr. Shambhu Prasad Singh, Secretary, IMA Ranchi, Dr. RS Das, Chairman, HBI and Dr. Nitesh Priya, former Secretary, IMA Ranchi were present.

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